A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Cadiz vs. Montpellier for Old Town, Beaches, Families, and Couples

Should you visit Cadiz or Montpellier?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Cadiz and Montpellier can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Cadiz

Cadiz is a historic, friendly, and undiscovered port city. It offers plenty of beauty for visitors. Other popular activities here include food, beaches, and shopping.

Montpellier

Montpellier is a historic, vibrant, and bustling city. This is also a very beautiful destination which attracts plenty of visitors. It's also known for beaches and shopping.

Cadiz and Montpellier: Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Popular beach
  • Family-friendly
  • Good for couples and romance
  • Good for backpackers and budget travelers
Pros
  • Popular beach
  • Family-friendly
  • Good for couples and romance
  • Good for backpackers and budget travelers
  • Impressive beauty


How is Cadiz different from Montpellier?

Which is Better for a Holiday?

Let's take a look at the differences and similarities between Montpellier and Cadiz. Then, you can decide for yourself which place is better for your next trip.

Is Cadiz or Montpellier better for Beaches?

Both Cadiz and Montpellier are considered to be good beach destinations.

The beaches at Cadiz attract visitors from all over. The beaches remain relatively undiscovered on the international level, so you won't have to deal with the crowds that you find at many Spanish beaches, even during the high season. The beaches are popular with nearby locals, but the atmosphere remains chill and relaxed. While there are many beaches to choose from outside of town, the closest in town beach is La Caleta. It's even been featured in a few Hollywood films such as Die Another Day.

Many people visit Montpellier for it's beautiful beaches. The coastline near Montpellier feels pristine and beautiful. You can also visit Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone to the southwest of town, which is a protected area.

Cadiz
Montpellier


Is Cadiz or Montpellier better for its Old Town?

Both Cadiz and Montpellier have historic old towns worth visiting.

Cadiz is an extremely popular place to visit the historic old town area. The old town offers a patchwork network of cobblestone streets that intertwine plazas, churches, and historic buildings.

Montpellier offers visitors a world-class historical old town to explore. Known as L'Écusson the town's old town dates back to the Middle Ages. It is a pedestrian area that is filled with boutiques, restaurants, and churches.

Cadiz
Montpellier

Is Cadiz or Montpellier better for Shopping?

Both Cadiz and Montpellier are good shopping destinations.

Cadiz is an extremely popular place for shoppers. There's a diverse mix of local boutiques, food markets, shopping centers, and street markets where you can pick up everything from local items to European fashion. If you happen to be in town on a weekend, keep in mind that many shops are only open in the morning on Saturdays and closed all day Sundays.

Montpellier is well-known for its shopping. Head to Rue de la Loge for some of the city's best shopping.

Cadiz
Montpellier

Is Cadiz or Montpellier better for Families?

Both Cadiz and Montpellier are fun to visit with kids.

Cadiz is a very family-friendly place to visit. The beaches, waterparks, carnivals and other unique activities make this a great place to visit with kids. There's even a Bee Museum that adults and kids alike will enjoy. And many kids will also find exploring the ruins of Baelo Claudio to be an unforgettable experience.

Montpellier is a family-friendly port city. Popular activities for kids include taking a ride on the carousel in the Comedie, visiting the playground - Jardin Champs de Mars, and visiting the botanical garden - Jardin des Plantes.

Cadiz
Montpellier

Is Cadiz or Montpellier better for Couples?

Both Cadiz and Montpellier are good destinations for a couple's getaway.

Cadiz is a nice destination for couples. With its history and beaches, there are many romantic activities that couples can enjoy. Wander around old town and enjoy local cuisine. Visit the historic ruins and take a hike outside of the city.

Montpellier makes for a fun place to visit for a couple. Rich in history and beautiful architecture, this city offers a romantic setting for a great couple's getaway.

Cadiz
Montpellier


Is Cadiz or Montpellier better for Backpackers and Budget Travelers?

Both Cadiz and Montpellier are popular destinations for backpackers.

Cadiz is a good port city to visit for backpackers. One of the biggest draws to the city is there huge Carnival festival every February. This is a popular time to visit and backpackers will appreciate the lively atmosphere.

Many backpackers visit Montpellier. With a young population and a number of hostels to choose from, Montpellier attracts its share of backpackers.

Cadiz
Montpellier

Is Cadiz or Montpellier better for Public Transit?

Both Cadiz and Montpellier offer public transit options.

Public transit in Cadiz is fairly effecient and thorough. There are five bus lines around town. The buses are comfortable and air conditioned.

Montpellier has some very good public transit options. There are a number of options for getting around town including the tramway, bus, and tourist train.

Cadiz
Montpellier

Is Cadiz or Montpellier a more walkable city?

Cadiz and Montpellier both are comparable when exploring on foot.

Cadiz is very walkable. It is a walkable city that is historic and compact enough to explore on foot.

Montpellier is a very walkable port city. Many of the sights and attractions are easily accessible on foot and can be enjoyed as part of a self-guided walking tour.

Cadiz
Montpellier

Which city is cheaper, Montpellier or Cadiz?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Cadiz is €122, while the average daily cost in Montpellier is €84. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Cadiz and Montpellier in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cadiz 61
    Montpellier 45
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cadiz 122
    Montpellier 90
Compare Hotels in Cadiz and Montpellier

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Hotels in Cadiz


Hotels in Montpellier


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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cadiz 24
    Montpellier 21

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cadiz

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Cadiz:

  • Private Transfer Cadiz,Cordoba, Ronda or Chiclana to Seville SVQ by Business Car: $394
  • Private Transfer from Cádiz to Faro (FAO) Airport: $761
  • Private Transfer from Cádiz to Malaga (AGP) Airport: $475
  • Private Transfer from Madrid to Faro (FAO) Airport: $761
  • Transfer from Seville to Cadiz: $251

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Montpellier

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Montpellier:

  • Departure Transfer Montpellier to Montpellier Airport MPL by Private Vehicle: $26
  • Private Transfer: Montpellier Airport (MPL) to Montpellier: $62
  • Private Transfer: Montpellier to Montpellier Airport (MPL): $62
  • Montpellier Private Transfer from Montpellier city centre to Montpellier Airport: $84
  • Transfer Montpelier Airport to Nimes City or Nimes Airport: $224
  • Transfer Montpelier Airport to Avignon: $411

Is it cheaper to fly into Cadiz or Montpellier?

Prices for flights to both Montpellier and Cadiz change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Cadiz 36
    Montpellier 25
Typical Food prices in Cadiz

Some typical examples of dining costs in Cadiz are as follows:


  • Dinner and Tapas
    15
  • Lunch for 1
    10

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cadiz

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Cadiz.

  • Food Tour Cadiz: $78
  • Food Tour Cadiz: $78

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Montpellier

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Montpellier.

  • Montpellier countryside dinner with local food & wine: $81
  • Vintage private wine and food tour from Montpellier: $180

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cadiz 22
    Montpellier 9.71
Typical Entertainment prices in Cadiz

Some typical examples of activities, tours, and entrance ticket prices in Cadiz are as follows:


  • Cadiz Sightseeing Tour
    15

Tours and Activities in Cadiz

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Cadiz are as follows:

  • Cadiz Economic Walking Tour: $6.22
  • Cadiz Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Cadiz Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: $25
  • City Sightseeing Cadiz Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: $25
  • Cadiz Shore Excursion: ancient city walking tour with wine & cheese tasting: $31
  • Bike Tour of Cadiz: $32
  • City Sightseeing Guided Tour by Bike: $33
  • Private Tour with a Local: $34
  • Cadiz Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $44
  • Bike Tour in Cadiz: $45
  • 3-hour Guided Tour with Entry Tickets: $56
  • Jerez Historic Guided Tour with Horse Show: $65
  • Cadiz Discovery City Tour - Shore Excursion from Cadiz: $67

Tours and Activities in Montpellier

Here are a few actual costs in Montpellier for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Private Montpellier Ghost Tour: Haunted City Center Exploration Game: $4.96
  • Noilly Prat Vermouth Cellar Tour and Tastings in Marseillan: $22
  • Montpellier Self-Guided Walking Tour with Qula City Trails: $36
  • Vermouth and Gastronomy Tasting Tour in Marseillan: $39
  • Montpelier Discovery : Big Historic Tour - 1h30: $50
  • Segway Tour of the Old and New Montpellier: $62
  • the winetour from montpellier to pic saint loup: $68
  • Small-Group Half-Day Languedoc Wine and Olive Tour from Montpellier: $73
  • Taste of Montpellier Food and Sighseeing Tour: $81
  • Small-Group Half-Day Languedoc Wine and Oyster Tour from Montpellier: $86
  • Pic Saint Loup Winetour & food: $100
  • Private day tour to Sète and Bouzigues : culture, food & wine: $111

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cadiz 23
    Montpellier 12

Sample the Local Flavors in Montpellier

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Montpellier:

  • Hike to the top of "Pic Saint Loup" and a wine tasting: $68
  • Small-Group Half-Day Languedoc Pic Saint-Loup Wine Tour from Montpellier: $81
  • Small-Group Half-Day Châteaux of Montpellier Wine Tour: $81
  • Private tour: Exclusive Wine Tour in Languedoc from Montpellier: $336


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Cadiz and Montpellier, we can see that Cadiz is more expensive. And not only is Montpellier much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Montpellier would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Montpellier and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Cadiz would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Cadiz than you might in Montpellier.


When is the best time to visit Cadiz or Montpellier?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Cadiz or Montpellier in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Cadiz and Montpellier. The beaches and the family-friendly experiences are the main draw to Cadiz this time of year. Furthermore, many travelers come to Montpellier for the beaches and the family-friendly experiences.

In July, Cadiz is generally around the same temperature as Montpellier. Temperatures in Cadiz average around 25°C (77°F), and Montpellier stays around 23°C (73°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Montpellier this time of the year. In Cadiz, it's very sunny this time of the year. Cadiz usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Montpellier during summer. At this time of the year, Cadiz gets 356 hours of sunny skies, while Montpellier receives 351 hours of full sun.

In July, Cadiz usually receives less rain than Montpellier. At this time of the year, Cadiz gets 0 mm (0 in) of rain, while Montpellier receives 20 mm (0.8 in) of rain.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Cadiz 25°C (77°F) 
    Montpellier 23°C (73°F)

Should I visit Cadiz or Montpellier in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Cadiz as well as Montpellier. Many travelers come to Cadiz for the shopping scene and the natural beauty of the area. Additionally, many visitors come to Montpellier in the autumn for the shopping scene and the natural beauty of the area.

Cadiz is a little warmer than Montpellier in the autumn. The temperature in Cadiz is usually 20°C (68°F) in October, and Montpellier stays around 15°C (60°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Cadiz this time of the year. In the autumn, Cadiz often gets more sunshine than Montpellier. Cadiz gets 235 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Montpellier receives 187 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Montpellier. Cadiz usually gets less rain in October than Montpellier. Cadiz gets 67 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Montpellier receives 110 mm (4.3 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Cadiz 20°C (68°F) 
    Montpellier 15°C (60°F)

Should I visit Cadiz or Montpellier in the Winter?

Both Montpellier and Cadiz are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. Many visitors come to Cadiz in the winter for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine. Also, most visitors come to Montpellier for the shopping scene during these months.

In the winter, Cadiz is much warmer than Montpellier. Typically, the winter temperatures in Cadiz in January are around 13°C (55°F), and Montpellier is about 7°C (44°F).

Cadiz usually receives more sunshine than Montpellier during winter. At this time of the year, Cadiz gets 174 hours of sunny skies, while Montpellier receives 147 hours of full sun.

In January, Cadiz usually receives around the same amount of rain as Montpellier. At this time of the year, Cadiz gets 69 mm (2.7 in) of rain, while Montpellier receives 72 mm (2.8 in) of rain.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Cadiz 13°C (55°F) 
    Montpellier 7°C (44°F)

Should I visit Cadiz or Montpellier in the Spring?

Both Montpellier and Cadiz during the spring are popular places to visit. Most visitors come to Cadiz for the beaches and the natural beauty during these months. Also, the spring months attract visitors to Montpellier because of the beaches and the natural beauty.

In April, Cadiz is generally a little warmer than Montpellier. Temperatures in Cadiz average around 17°C (63°F), and Montpellier stays around 13°C (55°F).

In Montpellier, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Cadiz. In the spring, Cadiz often gets more sunshine than Montpellier. Cadiz gets 253 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Montpellier receives 230 hours of full sun.

Cadiz usually gets less rain in April than Montpellier. Cadiz gets 45 mm (1.8 in) of rain, while Montpellier receives 55 mm (2.2 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Cadiz 17°C (63°F) 
    Montpellier 13°C (55°F)

Typical Weather for Montpellier and Cadiz

Cadiz Montpellier
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 13°C (55°F) 69 mm (2.7 in) 7°C (44°F) 72 mm (2.8 in)
Feb 14°C (57°F) 59 mm (2.3 in) 8°C (46°F) 72 mm (2.8 in)
Mar 16°C (61°F) 34 mm (1.3 in) 10°C (50°F) 55 mm (2.2 in)
Apr 17°C (63°F) 45 mm (1.8 in) 13°C (55°F) 55 mm (2.2 in)
May 19°C (66°F) 27 mm (1.1 in) 16°C (61°F) 52 mm (2 in)
Jun 22°C (72°F) 7 mm (0.3 in) 20°C (68°F) 33 mm (1.3 in)
Jul 25°C (77°F) 0 mm (0 in) 23°C (73°F) 20 mm (0.8 in)
Aug 25°C (77°F) 2 mm (0.1 in) 22°C (72°F) 42 mm (1.7 in)
Sep 23°C (73°F) 24 mm (0.9 in) 19°C (67°F) 62 mm (2.4 in)
Oct 20°C (68°F) 67 mm (2.6 in) 15°C (60°F) 110 mm (4.3 in)
Nov 17°C (63°F) 98 mm (3.9 in) 10°C (51°F) 63 mm (2.5 in)
Dec 14°C (57°F) 92 mm (3.6 in) 7°C (45°F) 63 mm (2.5 in)


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